More housing, improved transit among priorities as Mississauga plans its future

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Published February 13, 2024 at 12:01 pm

Mississauga Official Plan 2024

Building more homes, improving public transit and ensuring people have parks in their neighbourhood are among items at the top of the list as Mississauga sets about planning for the next two decades and beyond.

Mississauga officials are preparing to finalize the city’s new Official Plan, which will guide how Canada’s seventh-largest city will grow and develop over the next 25 years.

“From housing and transportation to the environment and economy, the Official Plan includes important policies that help to shape our city,” City of Mississauga officials said in a news release.

“To date, public input has played an important part in shaping the policies that make up the new Official Plan,” city officials added, including:

  • where housing, industry, offices and shops should go
  • which services and amenities such as parks, schools, roads, trails and transit are needed
  • how we protect the city’s culture, heritage and environment
  • how the city should grow and what growth will look like

Prior to completing the Official Plan update, the city will reach out to residents for additional input. It’s hosting two community meetings for the public to learn more about the plan, ask questions and share comments.

The first session, to be held Feb. 27 from 6 to 8 p.m., will be hosted online via a virtual meeting. Registration is required beforehand.

The second public input meeting will be held in person on Feb. 29, also from 6 to 8 p.m., at city hall.

The draft Official Plan can be viewed on the city’s website.

City officials note they review and update the Official Plan every 10 years “to ensure it reflects Mississauga’s changing needs and provincial direction. To date, staff have shared three sets of updated Official Plan draft policies for public feedback.”

In addition to the two public meetings this month, a third such meeting will be held this spring as part of a city planning and development committee session.

The new Official Plan will take effect once it’s adopted by city council and subsequently approved by the Region of Peel.

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